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Liberate Your Art
Photographer, Reader, Writer, Thinker, Dreamer
I bought my first SLR camera (a Yashica TL-ELECTRO) when I was 17 and imagined I would become a great photographer. My love of photography, unfortunately, was thwarted by a photo-journalism class (the first "C" in college, but not the last!) as well as several packages of accidentally exposed photo paper and the high cost of film on a student budget. An unexpected gift of a Canon Rebel xSI four years ago reawakened those old, dormant dreams. A bit wiser now, I knew that photog instructor was full of bs even if technically he was pretty good. I began snapping away and haven't looked back. Mostly, I shoot nature photography because flowers and rocks don't talk back at you when you pose them.
Monthly Archives: May 2012
I love to see daylilies growing alongside highways. They seem to have attitude, a sense of “I’ll grow anywhere!”. These particular flowers were not found growing along a roadside, but beside my long-neglected pond. They have a similar attitude here … Continue reading
It was a beautiful, but hot, August day. Having tested my ability to drive following a summer spent with my right foot in casts and orthoboots, I borrowed my son’s beat-up college car to drive myself to work. … Continue reading
I know that many won’t agree with me, or at least fess up to it, but I’d like to think that most houses have an area where no outsider is allowed. A place where dustballs and old papers and things … Continue reading
Today is Memorial Day. Before you celebrate the beginning of summer, take a minute to reflect on the origin of Memorial Day (Decoration Day). Did you know that the first Decoration Day Celebration was held in Charleston, SC, organized by … Continue reading
Spirit, that made those heroes dare To die, and leave their children free, Bid Time and Nature gently spare The shaft we raise to them and thee. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Saturdays means the Farmers’ Market. While we don’t live in an area where there is an abundance of fresh produce year around, there are markets most weeks. During the winter, there are small farmers selling green house produce, root vegetables, … Continue reading
Summer: hot, light, fireflies, butterflies, flowers, heat, sun, tans, flipflops, bathing suits, swimming pools, beaches, family, friends, a cool beer, barbecues, fun. Just a few of the things that come mind when I hear the word summer. It all means … Continue reading
We have a saying in my house, a sort of inside joke when someone is not playing by the rules: Dead Birds Don’t Count. This comes from an instructional video I once rented from the library when I was interested … Continue reading
What I saw when I ventured past the sign warning the trail might be impassable: Photos taken at 100 Acres: Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park, at the Indianapolis Museum of Art
Should not contain signs like this: Impassable is not equal to Impossible.